Rhinoplasty / Nose Job
Rhinoplasty, or nose surgery, is one of the most common of all plastic surgery procedures for both men and women. Reshaping or improving the appearance of the nose can be done in a number of ways; by reducing the size, by straightening, raising or lowering, by removing bumps, curves or ridges and by contouring the shape of the bridge of the nose in alignment with the tip. There is no age limit for Rhinoplasty, however the preferred age is mid-teens when the nose is near full development.
The Surgical name s are Augmentation Rhinoplasty & Alarplasty Augmentation Rhinoplasty Alarplasty Reduction Rhinoplasty and Septoplasty
Surgical Procedure
There are several techniques used to perform this procedure. An incision may be made under the rim, or within the nose, and the soft tissue separated. The bone and cartilage are then re-sculpted and the skin sealed with fine sutures to minimize scarring.
Patients with a deviated septum may have it corrected during surgery to improve breathing problems. Prior to surgery, your surgeon may place drops in your nose to eliminate bleeding during surgery and constrict blood vessels.
Hospital Admission
1-2 nights admission for Reduction Rhinoplasty.
For augmentation rhinoplasty and alarplasty are outpatient procedures and usually, hospital admission is not necessary.
Duration of Operation
3-5 hours for Reduction Rhinoplasty
2-3 hours for Augmentation Rhinoplasty and Alarplasty
Reduction Rhinoplasty is performed under general anaesthetic.
Augmentation Rhinoplasty and Alarplasty are performed under local anaesthetic.
Pre Operative Care
Before surgery please inform your surgeon of any allergies, all medical conditions, and any medication that you are taking (both prescription and non-prescription).
To eliminate the chance of post-op. bleeding you should avoid aspirin and any medication containing brufen for two weeks prior to surgery. You should also not smoke for 2 weeks prior to surgery as smoking can affect your reaction to the anesthetic and slow down the healing process.
Patients that suffer from hypertension must inform the surgeon prior to surgery. Your surgeon will give you directions on eating and drinking, smoking, taking or avoiding certain vitamins and medications, and washing your face.